Presentation Information

Lisa Leppard

The Role of the Nurse in the End of Life Decision Making Process

  • Speaker: Lisa Leppard , RN
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME

End of life care in the NICU is challenging for parents and staff alike. Nurses are a vital part of the NICU team and during end of life care they facilitate support and information to parents as well as colleagues and provide regular assessments of the baby. Accurate and consistent information is vital for the parents to feel empowered to engage fully. This part of a neonatal nurse's role can be emotionally challenging, and this is an important point to highlight. This presentation aims to evoke discussion around the nurses role in the decision making process when moving to end of life care of a baby and includes measures to ensure that staff feel involved and supported throughout the process.